Facing any allegations of negligence may compromise your career and a Texas nurse attorney could provide you the best help. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.
An instance wherein a negligent behavior was charged against an LVN happened on or about July 1, 2014 when the LVN. According to an allegation, a certain patient went to the emergency room with complaints of week-long abdominal pain, sleep apnea, and other symptoms. After an examination by a doctor, the hospital admitted him for treatment.
During his hospitalization, the LVN was accused of negligence in their care, causing the patient to suffer respiratory arrest and a subsequent cardiac arrest. The negligent care left him severely brain damaged, requiring around the clock care.
If proved guilty, the LVN will suffer serious consequence of committed medical malpractice including failure to properly monitor the patient and failure to provide a competent and qualified nurse.
When a hospital engages in improper or negligent medical care of a patient and the patient suffers harm as a result of that treatment, hospital negligence has occurred. Hospital malpractice includes negligent treatment performed by doctors, but also all other hospital employees – including RNs, LVNs, pharmacists, technicians. In this case, the LVN was on duty and was accused of the said allegation.
The LVN denied the allegations and accusations filed against her. She believed everything was just improper communication between her and the patient and that the patient just took the matter really serious without having to convey the real story or situation.
However, without the right evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the LVN still was disciplined.
The Texas Board of Nursing subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. The assistance of a nurse attorney could have helped the case become better for the LVN. So if you ever encounter such an issue, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation.